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the debate, your reaction. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> defense secretary leon panetta today said it was obvious the killing of four americans at a u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist attack. he also said more attacks on american soldiers by afghan soldiers are likely. the remarks came this afternoon with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> since the general dempsey just returned from the war front, we thought it would be worth making some comments on afghanistan -- since the general did see just returned from the war front -- since general dempsey just returned from the war front. i will invite general dempsey to share his comments as well. last week, we completed the drawdown of 33,000 surge forces that the president ordered to afghanistan in december 2009. as i said in announcing this milestone last week, it is clear that the surge allowed us to turn a very important corner in 2011. it accomplished the primary objectives of reversing the taliban's momentum on the battlefield and dramatically increased the size and capability of th
grants. one is in the same-sex marriage cases, the defense of marriage cases and the proposition 8 cases and the other is in the voting rights cases. both of these are likely to be taken on by the courts. we don't know how they will play out because they have not to grant uncertainty in these cases yet. i think they also share some interesting aspects, and those on the relationship between the state and a federal government. first, to turn to the defense of marriage act and proposition 8 cases -- i will talk about doma cases for it. first, for some history on doma, it was passed in 1996 and has two main sections from only one is really at issue in section 2 is about trying to protect states from being forced to recognized marriage in other states. the section that deals with the defense of marriage for federal purposes, federal law, federal taxes, a whole host of bedroll laws. it says, for the purpose of federal law, the word marriage means of a legal union between one man and one woman, husband and wife, and spouse refers only to a person of the opposite sex. that is the section of the
panetta will be joined by canadian minister of national defense, peter mackay. they have a press conference scheduled at the pentagon. that will begin in just a minute. it is friday, so that means tomorrow is when book tv on c- span 2 begins at 8:00 a.m., an american history tv on the c- span 3 begins at 8:00 a.m.. so, if you need any information about what is on c-span this week, reminder, both the wisconsin and nebraska debates will be live on c-span today. nebraska is at noon. wisconsin is at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. as you can see, this is about to start. we are bringing you live coverage. have a great weekend. >> we are live here at the pentagon this morning for a briefing with secretary of defense, leon panetta and canadian minister of national defense, peter mackay. leon panetta news yesterday as he acknowledged that terrorists had planned and carried out the attack on united states consulate in benghazi earlier this month and killed four americans, including chris stevens. we could get more on that today. also going on on our companion network c-span 2 right now, on land s
of corruption in any area means there is an effect on efficiency. for this reason the ministry of defense at the ministry of interior have built their own counter corruption programs which have examined the way they do business and the money flows, the material flows within the system. as a result of their close examination of how they do business internally throughout the chain of command, i can tell you in number of people have been arrested and the message is out there within the ministry of interior and the m.o.d. that corruption will not be tolerated. this requires intensive efforts to get to grips with. the security ministries are in the lead across the government in spearheading the counter corruption efforts. there was a second part to your question. >> to elaborate in the manner in which york implementing the guardian angel program. if you can give some examples of that, the guardian angel program. >> it is the way that people go about their business. keeping an eye on their mates all taking exercise while playing sports or relaxing within -- where has that task to stay on one si
the nuclear enrichment program. it is a country on the defensive, and again, both president bush and president obama have done a very good job of pushing the iranians into a corner and getting a lot of countries around will to support us with the sanctions. we ought to continue that policy, no matter who wins the election, to negotiate and be very tough-minded and prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon. host: susan is on the line, an independent. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span, and mr. burns' comments are very great. i really appreciate them. i have two questions, one regarding libya, and other regarding the difference between the two candidates for president on foreign policy. one is regarding libya. do you think that it could have been an al qaeda attacked from the get go, and even the guys who made the film in california? number one. no. 2, regarding the foreign policy issue, do you think that president obama has more of a high-tech idea of our military in the future rather than the boots on the ground type of military we have seen in the past, where we put our boys in harm'
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